Genomic Enhanced EPDs

Genomic Enhanced EPDs

Sally Northcutt

Angus Journal

Genomic results are a way to enhance predictability of current selection tools; to achieve more accuracy on expected progeny differences (EPDs) for younger animals; and to characterize genetics for traits for which it is difficult to measure the animal’s own performance for the trait, such as carcass traits in breeding stock or maternal traits in bulls.

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